Book of the Month

Book of the Month

Every month we recommend a book that’s a particular favourite. We buy lots of electronic copies so that everyone gets a chance to listen to it on the go, or read it on your device wherever you happen to be.


For June, we have two Books of the Month, both featuring in the Essex Book Festival: The Glutton by A. K. Blakemore, and A Bird in Winter by Louise Doughty. (Link:

Have you got your Essex Book Festival tickets yet?

The library service is proud to be hosting seven public events as part of the Essex Book Festival, at Basildon, Chelmsford, Harlow, Maldon, South Woodham Ferrers, Witham and Wivenhoe Libraries. Find out more about the library events and book. (Link:

Ready… Steady… Go To School! Challenge

Our fantastic challenge for pre-schoolers is back this summer!


Ready… Steady… Go To School is a fun challenge full of activities which helps children to practice skills that they’ll need to feel confident when they start school in September.


They’ll complete activities in 7 different development areas, collect stamps in their special booklet, and then receive a certificate when they finish!


Come and take part in any Essex library until 7 September! Find out more about the challenge and explore Big School Meetups.





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